If you have never done a major remodeling project, it pays to learn all that you can and make smart decisions from the beginning to avoid any setbacks or costly mistakes. One way to figure out what you should do is to learn from the mistakes of others so you can know what not to do. If you have been dreaming about a brand new Fall River designer kitchen featuring beautiful cabinets, cupboards, counters, and fresh flooring, look no further than Paul’s Quality Kitchens. Our team can help you take the guesswork out of planning your kitchen remodel in Fall River with affordable standard options and custom designer kitchen solutions that will help you get the kitchen of your dreams at a price that you can afford.
Mistake #1 – Bad Measurements
One of the biggest problems seen with DIY (do-it-yourself) projects is bad measurements. There’s an old contractor saying that warns to “measure twice, cut once” as a way to avoid making costly mistakes. The same holds true with measuring for brand new Fall River kitchen cabinets. If your measurements are off then the brand new cabinets and cupboards won’t fit properly. Too small and you’ll end up with a gap. Too big and you might not be able to install them at all. Working with a licensed, experienced contractor and design specialist can help. Contact Paul’s Quality Kitchens for professional kitchen design in Fall River and never worry about measurement mistakes again!
Mistake #2 – Ignoring Small Errors
When it comes to installing brand new Fall River kitchen cupboards, a small error can add up to big problems in a hurry. Whether the mistake was made innocently, or as the result of rushing to get the job done, it pays to go back and fix any errors that you make before moving forward with the rest of the installation. Cabinets that are installed too high or low can make a big impact on how space gets used for the lifetime of the kitchen. Make sure to express any specifics that you want to be included in your Fall River designer kitchen when you meet with a design specialist and then go over your plans again with the contractor on-site before anything gets installed. If a small error is made don’t ignore it. Take steps with the contractor to fix it before you install anything else in your new kitchen remodel in Fall River.
Mistake #3 – Ignoring Architectural Issues
When everything is removed from your existing kitchen with the walls and floors laid bare, it’s easy to spot architectural issues that should be corrected. Windows that are awkward to reach, too big – or too small, as well as other layout issues, can be fixed much easier before any other materials are installed. Floors that aren’t properly leveled, warped drywall, mold spots, door and window trim that doesn’t match the rest of the design – most homes have some underlying problems that can make a big impact on the rest of the project. Ask your contractor to review the space with you once the demo is complete so you can inspect the space for potential problem areas.
Mistake #4 – Focusing on the Extras
All of the little extra details that you want to be added to your new kitchen design in Fall River are great and will really help to make it your own. However, before you begin adding in the extras, you need to focus on the basics. Start by making two lists: the “nice to have” list of things that you would love to add if there is room in the budget and space in the kitchen, and the “have to have” list of the basic things that are required to make the kitchen work. Brand new Fall River kitchen cupboards, cabinets, flooring, countertops, lighting fixtures, sinks, faucets, and appliances should be your main focus. Anything else, including accessories and specialty options, should be added with the help of your designer at Paul’s Quality Kitchens.
Mistake #5 – Not Speaking Up
When it comes to picking out the options for your new Fall River designer kitchen, it pays to speak up, speak out, and ask questions as they arise. This is not the time to be shy. If you have questions for your designer about Fall River kitchen cabinets, say something. If you have questions for your contractor about the installation, say something. If something doesn’t seem right throughout the process, speak up and ask questions. It might not be anything important, but on the other hand, it could be something serious that was missed by the contractor or designer. You are paying a lot for your new kitchen remodel in Fall River, so you have every right to ask questions and feel comfortable about what’s happening in your home.
Contact Paul’s Quality Kitchens
If you are making plans to install brand new Fall River kitchen cupboards or would like to do a complete kitchen remodel, give us a call at 508-324-9464 and ask about our design services. Family owned and operated, Paul’s Quality Kitchens has over 25 years of experience providing kitchen and bathroom remodeling services in the Greater Fall River area for both residential and commercial clients. Call today and schedule an appointment to start planning your kitchen design in Fall River or stop by our showroom to take a look at our selection of Fall River kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.